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Much Acclaimed Tokyo Begins 2018 on a High Note

The City of Tokyo, which already had more Michelin Stars than any other city in the world, was awarded top honors in 2017, not just for its food, but for overall livability and once-in-a-lifetime experiences!…


Added by Marian Goldberg on January 10, 2018 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Tokyo's Thrilling “Shōgatsu” New Year's Celebrations

Shōgatsu (New Year's) in Tokyo used to be a time just for quiet reflection, but now celebrants have many more choices – from visiting a temple or shrine…


Added by Marian Goldberg on December 31, 2017 at 9:16am — No Comments

New Tokyo Hotels Welcome Guests with 'Omotenashi' Hospitality

A warm welcome at the Celestine Tokyo Shiba

As Tokyo starts gearing up for the Summer 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, new hotels are opening across the city.  Here's what's just opened and what's ahead into the…


Added by Marian Goldberg on December 17, 2017 at 6:55am — No Comments

Tokyo Illuminates the Dark Days of Winter

While most people think of visiting the historic cities of Europe during the holiday season, for some lovely and lively Christmas cheer you may also want to consider a trip to Tokyo, Japan! 

Brilliant LED displays, projection mapping, and digital choreography light up Tokyo's trees, buildings, and landmarks light up the nights from mid-November to December to February in a winter wonderland orchestrated with millions of LED displays,…


Added by Marian Goldberg on December 7, 2017 at 10:33am — No Comments

Excursion Cruises on Nikko, Japan's Beautiful Lake Chuzenji

In the historic, culturally rich, and breathtakingly scenic region of Nikko/Kinugawa Onsen, about two hours north of Tokyo via the TOBU railway, nature-oriented travelers should make time to experience spectacular Lake Chuzenji in the mountains just above the main…


Added by Marian Goldberg on October 13, 2017 at 7:22am — No Comments

Tobu Railway Takes You to Japan’s Best Fall Foliage in Tokyo & North to Tochigi Prefecture

Nature’s Amber, Golden, and Crimson Leaves of Splendor Beckon Travelers on Tobu Railway – Traveling North from Tokyo’s Asakusa Station – 
to Nikko and Kinugawa in Tochigi Prefecture…


Added by Marian Goldberg on September 3, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Tokyo Promotes Sake Brewery Tourism to International Visitors

Following the Japanese Government’s New Initiatives, Japan's Capital and Largest City Also Hopes to Attract International Visitors by Promoting Sake (aka Nihonshu, Literally "Japanese Rice Wine")

As a…


Added by Marian Goldberg on May 27, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Narita and Sakura Cities – History and Culture in the Suburbs of Tokyo

Narita International Airport, also known as Tokyo Narita Airport, is the most popular gateway to Japan,…


Added by Marian Goldberg on April 8, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Exploring Tokyo by Bus, Train, Foot, Rickshaw, and Helicopter

For the best introduction to central Tokyo, I highly recommend the open-air double-decker Sky Bus. There are several routes. I took the 50-minute ($16) Imperial Palace-Ginza-Marunouchi course. This passes: the Mitsubishi Building, the Imperial Palace, the The National Museum of…


Added by Marian Goldberg on April 2, 2014 at 11:14am — No Comments

Tips for Tokyo

Tokyo has a lot of great sights and most of the tourist sights are covered pretty well in the guide books.I'll try to add my recommendations and also add some budget tricks that I didn't find listed in the guidebooks.

The National Museum,Tsukiji Fish Market and Auction,the Metroploitan Government Building are big tourist sights ,but still well worth seeing.The auction is still great with the tour.I walked there in the morning. A Frommers pick,The Rikugien Garden is also very…


Added by Travel Rob on November 21, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments

Yanaka is One of Tokyo's Most Cherished Neighborhoods

As part of a series of articles on our favorite neighborhoods in Tokyo, JapanQuest Journeys takes you to Yanaka, in many ways the best preserved area of old Edo.   Strolling through Yanaka is like a trip back in time.  On each occasion that I wander through and explore the narrow streets of this quiet and serene neighborhood, I always find something new and intriguing.  …


Added by Scott on July 3, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments

Sign In: Great Tech Destinations

From the world's most famous technology corporations based in Silicon Valley to the international robot exhibitions in Tokyo, tourists are embracing the concept of tech destinations, almost as a sneak peak of the future. 

London, UK: Currently rated as one of the best European cities for tech start-ups, London has been flirting with all kinds of gadgetry, turning restaurants and hotels into…


Added by Marta Fonseca on May 18, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

World's 5 Most Expensive Cities

Rank 1: Luanda

Luanda is the capital and the largest city of Angola.It has an excellent natural harbour; the chief exports are coffee, cotton, sugar, diamonds, iron, and salt.The city also has a thriving building industry, an effect of the nationwide economic boom experienced since 2002, when political stability returned with the end of the civil war.india vacation packages

Rank 2:Tokyo

Tokyo was originally a small… Continue

Added by Travel Tips on July 28, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

My Observations of the Japan Quake

I just wanted to post some things I saw during the quake. I was near Asakusa station in Tokyo waiting for my son. We were going to visit Nikko for the weekend. I was in a building on the first floor. After I felt the quake , I exited the building and waited in the middle of the street with others. Being from California, we are told to stay put or get under a desk or doorway during a quake. In Japan, it seems like everybody wants to be outside during a quake. Right or wrong, thats what I did.…


Added by Travel Rob on April 22, 2011 at 11:29am — No Comments

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